150 Point Master of Islamic Studies

Major/Minor/Specialisation !MC-ISLMSTU-SPC+1001 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr Muhammad Kamal

Email: muhammad@unimelb.edu.au


Currently enrolled students:


Please note that The Master of Islamic Studies is not accepting new applications from 2014.

The Master of Islamic Studies is designed for graduates of Islamic studies (or related areas of study) with an interest in further academic exploration of the area. The masters program requires students to consider Islamic studies and related issues from a variety of perspectives and to locate these within historical, social, economic, philosophical and intellectual contexts. Students will develop their analytical and critical skills and are encouraged to adopt innovative approaches to the concepts and paradigms arising in the course.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Master of Islamic Studies will have an understanding of:

  • Methodological issues in several key areas of Islamic studies;
  • Current issues and challenges in each of the selected specialised areas of the course;
  • The philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of Islamic perspectives on the social sciences such as education, economics, anthropology, politics and sociology;
  • Major trends of contemporary Islamic thought and the social, political, and historical context within which this thought is shaped;
  • Contemporary attempts at reform;
  • Key issues that arise in interdisciplinary contexts of research in Islamic studies.
Structure & Available Subjects:

150-point program:

Duration: 1.5 years full-time / up to 3 years part-time

  • six compulsory subjects (75 points)
  • elective subjects (75 points)

For policies that govern this degree, see Academic Services Policy in the University Melbourne Policy Framework. Students also should also refer to information in the Student Policy Directory.

Subject Options:

Compulsory Subjects

Six compulsory subjects (75 points)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Elective Subjects

Elective subjects (75 Points)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Not offered in 2016
Not offered in 2016
Semester 1, Semester 2
Links to further information: http://www.asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/

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